RECORD-COURIER STAFF REPORT
Mt. Pleasant, Mich. -- The Kent State women's basketball team was overmatched against Mid-American Conference unbeaten Central Michigan in dropping a 91-47 decision to the host Chippewas on Thursday night.
The Golden Flashes (2-18, 0-7 MAC) were able to keep the game within range for a while in the first half, not allowing the Chippewas (13-7, 7-0) to get more than nine points ahead until 8:35 until halftime. However, Central Michigan then stepped on the gas and went on a 26-4 run to close the first half of play.
Kent State shot 36.5 percent for the game, including 43.5 percent in the first half, but turned the ball over 24 times, resulting in 34 Central Michigan points. The Flashes also shot a season-low 33.3 percent at the foul line in nine attempts.
The Chippewas made more than half their shots in the game, sinking 51.6 percent, including 11 shots from beyond the 3-point arc. They also had 19 steals.
Kent State's Tamzin Barroilhet was two rebounds short of a double-double, finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds and two steals. Heather Bachman matched her with 10 points, six of those in the first half. Bachman also had six rebounds.